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Stylish Bike Rack from .Fixble

Ok urban bikers. What’s your bike stack or bike area like?

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A little crowded in your cluttered apartment?

How about adding a little style…

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Now this won’t make your place magically cleaned up or necessarily help your bicycle hoarding issues, but Berlin based design company .Fixble has come up with wall mounted bike rack with a lot of style.

Here is an article by Yankodesign.com:
Dock, Dock, Who’s There?
By: Akhil T.
February 21st, 2014

Ever woke up in the middle of the night and peered out of the window to make sure that your bike is still out there? Then the wall mounted indoor ‘Bike Dock’ from Berlin based design lab .flxble is meant for you. Urban living often endows us with smaller living spaces where smartly designed products can help to juice out more options. As a classic example, this dock transforms your bike into a piece of art to be proudly displayed in your living quarters. A proclamation of your eco-friendly lifestyle.

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Designer: Mechmet Chiousemoglou of .flxble
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The clever manipulation of a single block of wood gives this bike rack a minimalistic vibe. A felt layer protects the top tube from scratches while docking. The designers claim to be inspired by “subtle aesthetics and the impressive versatility of nature” for the essence of this product. The ‘Bike Dock’ can support upto 20 Kg to let your bike levitate in peace.

Read more: here.

Video Friday 2/21/14

Well Sochi is wrapping up this weekend so there won’t be videos of wolves loose in the hotels:

And no more double luge. I mean if these guys can do it:

And no more Pussy Riot being whipped by Cossacks:

Cossacks? What is this the 1800’s?

Well we’ll just have to move on to bike videos:

Here is a trailer for a new documentary about our favorite honest athlete Lance.

The Armstrong Lie
This film is directed by Alex Gibney (Enron, Taxi to the Darkside and the Wikileaks doc)

You can watch a stream copy of the film for $3.99 through Prolly ‘s site.
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More video:

Title: Carnivale de Velo
Seen on: PROLLY
description: So good!
“Off the boardwalk and into the Santa Monica Mountains we took our old beach cruisers and up the fire-roads of Kenter Trail where gravity does the pushing and “The Whoops” do the launching. After gathering some good ol’fashioned road rash, we headed back to the Emporium of Postmodern Activities for pizza and beer at the Carnivale De Velo bicycle festival. Two wheels without the engine has never been more exhilarating.”
See more at Deus!


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Title: Amgen Tour of California Fans Welcome Back Peter Sagan
Seen On: PROLLY
description: Here is a funny promo for the Amgen Tour of California (starting May 11th) LA style meets Peter Sagan riding a wheelie. Who is the King of California?

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Welcome to the HeavyPedal by Rafael Hernandez
Seen on: Take Over LA

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Leader Bikes-Josh Hayes-Lead the Pack
Seen on: Take Over LA
Learn more about Josh Hayes: here.

Continue reading Video Friday 2/21/14

Time’s Up Bike Parts Swap Meet, 2/22/14

Just caught this on the NYC fixed gear forum,
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This weather sucks and not much is going on this month, so Times UP! is hosting a Bike Parts Swap Meet

Where: Brooklyn Times UP! @ 99 South 6th Street
When: Saturday February 22nd, 12pm-4pm
Who: Attendance is free for both buyers and sellers, but sellers are encouraged to arrive early as space is limited. Suggested donation of $2 at the door.

Monster Track 15-March 13th-16th

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Fixed Gear only, no hand brakes.

NYC’s track bike holiday…Number 15.

More details soon: urbancyclistworldwide.com

On that Sunday…win tickets for the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Mexico City.

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Chrome’s Got A Whole New Bag(s)-Knurled Welded Saddle Bags-Rolltop & Waterproof

Who better to make panniers and front bags for your commute then Chrome Industries. Not to mention they’re bomb proof and water proof. Introducing four new bags to mount to your ride.
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Here is some press:

This is a industry first for both the Knurled Welded process as well as the design integration of the hardware for the bike bags that stay on the bike – what this means is that the user can easily slide the saddle bag off the bike and carry it away without the added weight of transitional saddle bags.

Chrome created Knurled Welded™ Waterproof Rolltops for bike camping, adventure biking, and all weather commuting – when weight matters and getting wet is not an option. Knurled Welded™ Rolltops are made with our proprietary welding technology that combines RF welding with a mechanical interlock to create the toughest, lightest 100% waterproof bags. Each bag has a watertight rolltop closure for submersible water protection, a Hypalon® Molle loop system for expandability, and five-bar webbing haul straps for hand carrying. Go Farther. Stay Dryer. Guaranteed for Life.

The Knurled Welded line consists of Saddle Bag and Front Rack Duffle Rolltop. Knurled Welded Rolldtop Duffle and Saddle Bag Rolltop work on the bike and off. Both bags leave the hardware on the bike where it should be. The Result is a saddle bag and front rack duffle you can carry around.

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FIT:
• Included quick-release shoulder strap
• Five-bar haul handles for tote style off-body carry
FEATURES:
• Waterproof rolltop with compression straps
• Padded sleeve fits 15″ Macbook Pro
• Hypalon® MOLLE loops for modular adaptability
FABRICATION:
• Knurled RF Welds for lightweight, waterproof construction
• Lightweight and durable 600-denier poly upper nylon
• Durable Hypalon® bottom panel
• Flat black power-coated steel Knurled Welded Rack
Adapter and hardware

Check them out: www.chromeindustries.com/knurled-welded

Rainbows are for Champions-Affinity Limited Edition Frame and Jersey

Since the winter games are in Sochi there has been a lot of talk about Russia’s ridiculous anti-gay laws.

Colbert had a hilarious piece on with former Kids in the Hall star Scott Thompson playing his wickedly flamboyant Buddy Cole character . Just in case you were wondering how to protect yourself at the Olympics from being “too gay.”
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Well I don’t care what they say in homophobic Russia. Rainbows are for champions. World Champions in fact.

Affinity Cycles is celebrating it’s 7th year of making killer track bike frames for the street and on the track. This year they have a limited edition track frame and cycling jersey, their greatest achievement yet.

Press Release:

Affinity Cycles is proud to have won 2 World Championship victories in both the match sprints and scratch race. Plus, with over 20 US National and European championships, the Kissena is the most celebrated and trusted aluminum track frame in the industry. We’ve custom designed our exclusive track frame with gold foil rainbow striped graphics, indigo sparkle blue paint and a CNC machined head tube.

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Only 40 World Champion frames are available, they can be purchased along with the new Affinity World Championship Jersey through the Affinity website as well as select retailers.

The jersey is also available for pre order here. for the next 2 weeks and all Affinity frames sets and complete builds are available now.

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Pure Fix introduces Keirin and Keirin Pro Frame Sets

It’s nice to see the progression of choices from the web based bicycle companies as they find there way in the on-line and retail market.

Take for instance STRADA who was there in the beginning of the mix and match color schemes build + buy. They offered a simple urban single speed…

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and then launched their pro-series for those wanting a more sporty slick model.
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Just to be clear, STRADA has a store front in Manhattan under the name:
Mott Street Cycles
159 Mott Street
New York, NY.

Here is a company that’s been really good to me: Pure Fix, which offers some really affordable complete urban bikes and single speeds with flip flop freewheel or fixed drive chains. The also have the color mix and match choice and have started to be sold more in NYC neighborhood stores.

They have just launched their high end frame sets the Keirin and Keirin Pro.

The Keirin:
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is the standard model in black or white. The frame and fork is double butted 6061 aluminum with hydroformed tubing. The Keirin starts at $199 for the frame and fork and includes headset, seatpost clamp and fork.

The Keirin Pro:
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Starts at $299.00 and is triple-butted 6061 Aluminum in a sleek chrome paint job. Both are available and ready to ship.

Street Artist hit the Street. Stanridge Cycles x EINE for Red Hook Crit No.7

Street artists and frame builders have had a symbiotic relationship for a while now. Remember Toronto’s La Carrera’s Shop? They collaborated with graffiti artists Futura 2000 and Stash along with Italian legend Colnago in 2007:
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Then in 2009, The OBEY guy, Shepard Fairy designed a Tour de France Trek for some guy named Lance:
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Obviously this is an extension of urban street culture meshing with the fixed gear & messenger urban sports scenes. I mean if your going to paint a frame…

So now Stanridge Cycles, Ohio based, bicycle maker has teamed up with UK street artist Ben EINE for an event that takes place on the streets the 2014 Red Hook Crit.

EINE is best known for making block letters in various fonts:

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Here is some press about this latest bike art.

Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce our collaboration with Ben EINE for the Red Hook Crit this year. EINE is a world renowned graffiti artist who has collaborated with Banksy and has work hanging in the White House. Ben will be hand painting the two iconic Stanridge High Street frames that will be raced during this years Red Hook series.

The custom bikes will be piloted by elite cyclocross racer Katie Arnold, and previous Red Hook winner Evan Murphy. Look for more from Stanridge as the bikes are done and race day approaches.

Teaser video:

The 7th annual Red Hook Crit will be held on the mean streets of Red Hook Brooklyn on Saturday, March 29th. There will be a 5K race, Men’s and Woman’s laps race.

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Registration is open now. Sign up here.

Recap, Youth Bike Summit. Epoch Times

Recycle-A-Bicycle has been empowering young people through a love and knowledge of bicycles for decades. This has lead them to spearhead the Youth Bike Summit that took place over the weekend (Feb. 14th-16th) at the New School. Through lectures, panel discussions and workshops the three day festival brought people of all ages, from around the country to get together and build a stronger bike community through young minds. A prelude to the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Summit, coming up in the nation’s capital. March 3rd-5th)

Here is an article form the Epoch Times:
NYC Youth Bike Summit Focuses on Empowering Youth
By Catherine Yang
February 16, 2014

NEW YORK—Bicyclists from all over the country met at the three-day Youth Bike Summit 2014 held at the New School. The summit’s aim was to expand bicycling options for today’s youth, and empower them with the mobility afforded by a bicycle.

Attendees, some from as away far as Santa Barbara, participated in workshops Saturday. A visioning session followed on Sunday to discuss education and how bicycling can be made safe for the younger generation.

Read more: here.

Video Friday-Happy Valentines Day 2/14/14

Baby, it’s cold outside. Stay in and watch bike videos:

Title: FASST-A Tale Told In Three Bikes
An unbelievable story of a bicycle maker, Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles) and his battle with cancer. (teachingcancertocry.com)

FASST from Sam Newman on Vimeo.

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Title: Cape Town Fixed Gear Hout Bay Run 2014
Cape Town Fixed Gear Hout Bay Run 2014

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Title: FGM x Moskovstyle First Winter Fixed Gear Race 2014

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Title: Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2014
28 – 30 March 2014
Tempe Recreation Reserve, Sydney
For more details visit sydneybikepolo.org/ahbpc-2014
“Forty One Mosquitoes Flying In Formation” / Tame Impala © 2008 Modular Recordings

Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2014 from Tom McMahon on Vimeo.

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Title: Snowlandia
Would a rare snow day in Portland keep us off our bikes? Heck no! We rounded up a crew and explored the local snow day scene.
Song “Ice, Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice.

Snowlandia from High Five Cycling on Vimeo.

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Title: Crash Reel

Crash Reel from kEITH PAYNE on Vimeo.

Continue reading Video Friday-Happy Valentines Day 2/14/14